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What Are You Reading? May 2013

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SCW
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Joined: October 2010
Preferred HF: Lately World Two or the time immediately before and after this period
Location: Australia

Post by SCW » Sat May 4th, 2013, 10:01 am

Ordered Absalom Absalom by William Faulkner. Just finished re-reading Penmarric and have now started Mr Norrell and Jonathan Strange by Susanna Clarke

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Vanessa
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Posts: 4233
Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Sat May 4th, 2013, 11:16 am

I loved both Penmarric and Mr Norrell & Jonathan Strange, completely different books!
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

annis
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Post by annis » Sat May 4th, 2013, 5:42 pm

Trader's Dream by Anna Jacobs, 3rd in the Trader series. Set in the 19th century, the books follow the fortunes and loves of different members of an Irish family who emigrate to Australia and set up a trading business with Singaporean connections. Jacobs has the warm-hearted family saga down to a tee, and her stories tick all the boxes for a light, enjoyable read where trials and tribulations are rewarded by a happy ending.

princess
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Joined: January 2010
Location: Scotland

Post by princess » Sat May 4th, 2013, 8:57 pm

I'm just starting The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom after reading some good reviews.
Currently reading: The Poisoned Pilgrim: A Hangman's Daughter Tale by Oliver Potzsch

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Madeleine
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Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: "The Lantern Men" by Elly Griffiths
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Sun May 5th, 2013, 10:47 am

Just started The Riddle of the River by Catherine Shaw.
Currently reading: "The Lantern Men" by Elly Griffiths

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Brenna
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Joined: June 2010
Location: Delaware

Post by Brenna » Sun May 5th, 2013, 12:45 pm

[quote=""princess""]I'm just starting The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom after reading some good reviews.[/quote]

Loved that book! Enjoy.


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Vanessa
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Posts: 4233
Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Sun May 5th, 2013, 1:27 pm

I've just started The Island House by Posie Graeme-Evans.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Post by Misfit » Sun May 5th, 2013, 3:43 pm

I just finished Almost an Angel by Jade Lee. A fluffy regency with a reincarnation/angel earning her wings twist. And it's free today on Kindle, don't know about other formats.
At home with a good book and the cat...
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Lisa
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Joined: August 2012
Favourite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Post by Lisa » Sun May 5th, 2013, 5:36 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I've just started The Island House by Posie Graeme-Evans.[/quote]

I enjoyed that one - it does get better as the book goes on, but the storyline and characterisation is much better in the story set in the past, IMO.

princess
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Location: Scotland

Post by princess » Sun May 5th, 2013, 6:48 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]Loved that book! Enjoy. [/quote]

It's got me gripped already :)
Currently reading: The Poisoned Pilgrim: A Hangman's Daughter Tale by Oliver Potzsch

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